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Friday, July 25, 2014 Layoffs - 9 Firefighters of Local 2704
07/24/14 - UPFFA
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014 NINE (9) FIREFIGHTERS OF THE POQUONNOCK BRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT & MEMBERS OF THE POQUONNOCK BRIDGE PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION, LOCAL 2704 WILL BE LAID OFF DUE TO INADEQUATE FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATING BUDGET SET FORTH BY DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Three new Dearborn firefighters sworn in
07/24/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
JULY 24, 2014: The Dearborn Fire Department has added three new firefighters to its ranks. The new officers are James Bishop, Zachary Schroeder and Randy Valicento.
GRAND RAPIDS LOCAL 366 GOLF OUTING
07/24/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
JULY 24, 2014: GRAND RAPIDS LOCAL 366 GOLF OUTING on September 4, 2014 at North Kent Golf Course. 18 holes, four person scramble. Green fees with cart. Steak dinner during awards. Raffle prizes and drawings.
Stair Climb is Full and Training Day announced!!
07/24/14 - CFFA
Registration for our Stairclimb is officially full now.  We are proud to have sold out all four years we have had this event.  The NFFF and our other charities appreciate the support.  Also, this year we will be hosting our first Fire Service Training Day at our Union hall on September 12, 2014 at 8am.
Defined Benefit Pensions: The Solution to America's Retirement Crisis
07/24/14 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
Pipetoberfest
07/24/14 - Puget Sound Fire Fighters Pipes & Drums
Puget Sound Firefighters Pipes and Drums Invite's fire pipe and drum bands from all over the USA to join us for Pipetoberfest, October 3rd & 4th 2014.

Find more information here at www.psfpd.org/pipetoberfest

Summer Update
07/24/14 - New London Fire Fighters
Members of the New London Fire Department have been very busy so far this summer. Sailfest was another success this year and it appears everyone that attended enjoyed the fireworks. Last week members responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on Bank St., a boat fire near TA Scotts and a structure fire on Williams St. along with numerous medical and fire emergencies.
Sutphen Officials Say Certain Aerials Should be Placed Out of Service Immediately
07/24/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Another ladder failure Tuesday that left three Georgia firefighters injured has caused Sutphen officials to request departments put certain aerials out of service immediately.
Council upholds police, fire right-to-work
07/24/14 - Paul Hufnagel
For the second time in less than a month, the City Council has decided to override a mayoral veto affecting government unions.
Updating The Site
07/24/14 - Castle Rock Professional Fire Fighters Local 4116
We are working on redoing and updating the site. Thanks for your understanding. In the between time, if you need to get ahold of us, go to the Contact Us page on the left column.
2819 Honor Guard Presenting Colors at Fire Fighter Appreciation Night
07/23/14 - IAFF Local 2819
Our 2819 Honor Guard will present colors at Sunday's Mariners game. Below is information to obtain tickets at the firefighter rate, courtesy of WSCFF. Bring your family and join your friends and colleagues at Safeco Field Sunday, July 27, at 1:10 p.m. for Fire Fighter Day! Enjoy an afternoon of camaraderie and watch the Mariners take on the Baltimore Orioles.
Delegates Make History at IAFF Convention
07/23/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Delegates at the IAFF 52nd Convention left Cincinnati armed with tools and resources to navigate in these challenging times after making tough decisions on a number of resolutions - including one resolution that called for a roll call vote for the first time since 1982. In case you missed it, visit www.iaffconvention2014.
Tiger Toya Fundraiser/Raffle
07/23/14 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
Message from BCFD Administrative Officer Theresa Otero-Bustamonte: My name is Theresa Otero-Bustamante and I am a Bernalillo County Fire Department Employee: On Sunday July 20th, 2014 Tiger Toya who is like my son was intentionally run over while riding his mountain bike near Broadway. Tiger was placed on a ventilator due to required multiple surgeries to repair the damage sustained.
Thank you DFFA; Job Well Done!
07/23/14 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
Dear IAFF Local 344 member, I would like to thank all of you who assisted the IAFF at the booth at Netroots Nation last week. You all are rock stars and really engaged all of those who came to our booth. Many who attended the conference told us we had the best booth and enjoyed trying on the gear, going through the smokehouse and discussing public safety issues with you.
Blaze Of Glory Motorcycle Ride
07/23/14 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
Detroit, Other Cash-Strapped US Cities, States Slashing Pension Benefits While Subsidizing Professional Sports Stadiums
07/23/14 - Paul Hufnagel
As U.S. states and cities grapple with budget and pension shortfalls, many are betting big on an unproven formula: Slash public employee pension benefits and public services while diverting the savings into lucrative subsidies for professional sports teams.
Bullet hits Cleveland fire station; third incident this year
07/23/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Cleveland firefighters at Station 30, at 10225 St. Clair Avenue, said they went on an emergency run Sunday evening. When they returned, they found a bullet hole in a window on the bay doors.
Detroit pensioners back grand bargain in bankruptcy vote, creditors object
07/23/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Detroit retirees voted to accept pension cuts and allow the Detroit Institute of Arts to spin off as an independent institution, reflecting a critical endorsement of the city’s restructuring blueprint to resolve the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Firefighter's Wallet Stolen from Station
07/22/14 - IAFF Local 902
Revere Firefighter's Wallet Stolen as He Battled Beach Fire
PSU Football First Responder day
07/22/14 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
Attached you will find the order form and seating chart for the Penn State Football First Responder day on September 6, 2014. There are reduced ticket prices and the form should be returned to James Grecco at Penn State, his contact info is on the order form.
CHILI COOKOFF 2014!!!
07/22/14 - IAFF Local 3169
This years Chili Cookoff will be Saturday, November 8th from 0800 - 1600.  Mark your calendars for this event as it promises to be one of the biggest events of the year!  We will be needing servers and chili cook volunteers throughout the day.  Please email Mike Pye at Local3169treasurer@gmail.
Abandoned home demolitions credited for big drop in Flint fire calls
07/22/14 - Paul Hufnagel
FLINT, MI -- Calls for fire service have plummeted in Flint thanks in part to blight demolitions around the city, according to Emergency Manager Darnell Earley.
The Week in Public Finance: Detroit's Bigger Pension Problem, Games on the Hill and a Win for Munis
07/22/14 - Paul Hufnagel
A new Moody’s Investors Service analysis of Detroit’s plan of recovery broke down the differences between what bondholders will get and what pensioners will get. Both were treated as creditors but retirees will get a far better deal than many of the city’s bond holders.
48/96 Ballot vote to begin August 1, 2014
07/21/14 - IAFF Local 1014
Upcoming vote by ballot 48/96 One year trial schedule change proposal Ballots go out August 1, 2014 - Ballots to be counted August 19, 2014 Local 1014 will be sending out Ballots on August 1st, 2014 - to be counted on August 19th, 2014 at 10 am at California Elections Company.
NTA Life Insurance Endorsement
07/21/14 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
Newly Promoted Officers
07/21/14 - West Springfield FF
Congratulations to both Lt. Scott Chapman and Lt. Rich Craven on their recent promotions. Both Lieutenant's were sworn in officially on July 15th at City Hall with both family and friends in attendance. Lt. Chapman was appointed to WSFD in 2003. He served as a FF/EMT spending most of he's career assigned to Headquarters and Station 2. With his recent promotion Lt.
Merrimack Firefighter Job Position
07/21/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Its Time! Big John Ale Tapping- This Sunday July 27th!
07/21/14 - Aurora Fire Fighters
After a year of planning-  its finally here!! Big John Ale Tapping-  Dry Dock Brew Pub- Sunday July 27th @ 12PM! http://drydockbrewing.
Bedford L-3639 Golf Tournament
07/21/14 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Bedford L-3639 is hosting their 11th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford, NH. All proceeds benefit the Bedford Professional Firefighter's Relief Fund. Visit bedfordfirefighter.org for more info & to register.
Delta Twp Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic
07/21/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
JULY 21, 2014: From Wednesday, July 16 2014 through Friday, August 15, 2014 the Manager's Office will be accepting applications to establish a list for full-time Paramedic/Firefighter.
Red Run
07/21/14 - IAFF Local 21
Farmington Hills City Council approves new firefighter contract
07/20/14 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The Farmington Hills Fire Fighters Association/IAFF Local 26591 has a new three-year contract that will expire June 30, 2017. Firefighters will receive a 2-percent pay increase in each of the three years of the contract.
Costco is honoring those who protect our community
07/20/14 - IAFF Local 311
First Responders (Police, Fire, EMS, Dispatch) are invited to a  Special Appreciation Week! Shop like a member with the attached one-day pass! July 21 – 27 Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 8:30 pm Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Website Updated
07/20/14 - IAFF Local 794
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August Meeting Dates
07/20/14 - IAFF Local 794
August Meeting - Wed 8/13 (A-shift) & Thurs 8/14 (C-shift) at the Chatham Dr Golden Corral in Station 11's district.
Bozeman Fire and Local 613 to host a day of fun and learning
07/20/14 - IAFF local 613
Who wants to get close to a fire engine or truck? like climb inside and put on the headsets close? How about learn about fire safety, the importance of car seat installations, smoke detectors, stop-drop and roll, extrication, shoot a fire hose, and see an ambulance close. Tour a working Bozeman firehouse? Still not enough fun.
CFD L937 members boycott Market Basket.
07/20/14 - IAFF Local 937
Union or non-union we support employees rights & oppose corporate greed! United we stand, or divided we will all surely fall.  Please consider supporting our fellow working class brothers and sisters in thier fight.
It's a Girl!!!
07/19/14 - IAFF Local 3472
The Rochester Hills Professional Firefighters would like to congratulate Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Boks and his wife Lindsay on the birth of their baby girl Paige Felicia Boks who was born on July 12, 2014 @ 1830.  Paige was 7 lbs. 1 oz. and 19 3/4"  Everyone in the family is doing fine.
General President Schaitberger State of the Union Address
07/19/14 - UPFFA
IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger State of the Union Address at the 2014 52nd IAFF Convention http://www.youtube.com/watch.
Brother Tracy Beard, IAFF Local 59, Dallas, Texas
07/19/14 - UPFFA
Brother Tracy Beard of IAFF Local 58 in Dallas, Texas who was diagnosed with ALS in January, 2014 makes an emotional speech to the delegates at the 52nd IAFF Convention in Cincinnati.http://www.youtube.com/watch.
Website Redesign and New Features
07/19/14 - IAFF Local 4413
Welcome to the new and improved IAFF Local 4413 website. As you can see there are a lot of new changes and we hope that they are all for the better. Please feel free to take a look around and browse the new site but please remember there will be changes occurring daily until we are satisfied with the site design and layout.
It's a Boy!!!
07/19/14 - IAFF Local 3472
The Rochester Hills Professional Firefighters would like to congratulate Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Reamer and his wife Mikhael on the birth of their second baby boy Elias Donald Reamer who was born on July 17, 2014 @ 0502.  Elias was 7 lbs. 12 oz.  Everyone in the family is doing fine.
Congrats to Brother Abrahamsen
07/19/14 - IAFF Local 274
Congratulations to Br. Abrahamsen for taking 1st place overall in the 2014 IBO National Championships. As the Bowhunting National Champ, Chris will compete in the "Best of the Best" competition and then the 2014 World Championships in August. Best of Luck Br. Abrahamsen. http://www.ibo.net/index.
Memorial Service for Michael Gambotto
07/19/14 - IAFF Local 3472
The Rochester Hills Professional Firefighters are saddened to announce the loss of Michael Gambotto, father of Lieutenant/Paramedic Larry Gambotto. Thoughts and prayers go out to Larry and his family.
Conyers, U.S. House Dems push bill to protect workers in municipal bankruptcy
07/19/14 - Paul Hufnagel
Democrats in the U.S. House are seeking to protect local-government workers in bankruptcy proceedings, responding to the record collapse in Detroit that’s poised to reduce city workers’ retirement benefits.
Fire chiefs: Fischer low-balled us for medical service
07/19/14 - Paul Hufnagel
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Metro Council members on Wednesday laid the blame in several places for the ongoing debate over cutbacks on suburban emergency medical services.
Terry O'Sullivan has been General President of LIUNA
07/19/14 - UPFFA
Terry O'Sullivan has been General President of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America - Addressing the delegates at the 52nd IAFF Convention http://www.youtube.com/watch.
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